Performer: Justin Bieber
Artist: Ludacris; Big Sean; Drake; Nicki Minaj
Producer: Kuk Harrell; Christopher Hicks...
Distributor: Universal Distribution
Notes: Recording information: 2nd Floor Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Brandon's Way, Los Angeles, CA; Chalice Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Conway Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; EastWest Studios, Hollywood, CA; Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Jungle City Studios, New York, NY; Record One Studios, Sherman Oaks, CA; The Ludaplex, Atlanta, GA; The Ox And Le Vose, North Hollywood, CA; Triangle West Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Westlake Studios, West Hollywood, CA. Photographer: Ben Watts. The third studio album from pop singer Justin Bieber, 2012's Believe, is the follow-up to his smash 2009 debut My World. The album also comes on the heels of Bieber's hit concert film and documentary Never Say Never. Featured on Believe are guest appearances from rapper Ludacris, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and others. Included on Believe is the lead-off single, "Boyfriend."
Rolling Stone (p.101) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "On BELIEVE, Biebs' voice has deepened, the beasts are more driving and libidinous, the sonic settings more intense and wide-ranging." Entertainment Weekly (p.62) - "It's a prime showcase for his new voice and burgeoning mettle, proving that Bieber isn't just maturing, he's evolving." -- Grade: B+
With a soulful passion far beyond his years, pop-R&B singer Justin Bieber was just barely into his teens when he was discovered by talent agent and former So So Def marketing executive Scooter Braun. An Ontario native, Bieber placed second in a local singing competition in 2007 and began posting contest videos on YouTube. The videos caught the attention of Braun, then Usher and L.A. Reid, and the 15-year-old Bieber was quickly signed to a recording contract. In 2009, the youthful vocalist became a regular visitor to the pop charts. My World reached the Top Ten of the Billboard 200, while the following year's My World 2.0 topped the same chart. ~ Matt Collar & Andrew Leahey
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